Iowa City Hickory Hill Warbler Walks 2016 

6:30 AM Mon-Fri April 28 - May 25 Conklin St. Entrance 

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Yellow-rumped Warbler (m) 4/7/16
James Ave, HWA
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N. Parula 5/5/16
Ten Longview Knoll

Yellow-rumped Warbler 4/26/16
Swan Lake, HWMA
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New Warbler Species by day (Table species)
(& other new species in bold by day)

2016

Thur, 28 Apr

Somewhat slow but enjoyable first day. Chris Edwards

Warblers:Yellow-rumped, Nashville
Birds of interest: Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Eastern Towhee, Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Other: Canada Goose, Wood Duck, Wild Turkey, Cooper's Hawk, Mourning Dove, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Blue Jay, American Crow, Barn Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, White-breasted Nuthatch, House Wren, American Robin, Chipping Sparrow, Field Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, Northern Cardinal, Brown-headed Cowbird, American Goldfinch

Fri, 29 Apr

A few new species including a flyover Green Heron. A jogger let us know that there was an owl in distress. Elisabeth Aubrey's sharp eyes found the fledgling Barred Owl on the path up Hickory Hill to the triangle on the Bloomington St side. Eastern Phoebe and Broad-winged Hawk were seen by some of the group on the way back.

New: Red-tailed Hawk, Turkey Vulture, Eastern Bluebird, Wood Thrush, Gray Catbird, Warbling Vireo, Baltimore Oriole, Red-winged Blackbird

Mark Madsen, Mark Brown, Chris Edwards

Mon, 02 May

Not a very active day, but we did get 5 warbler species, Mark Madsen

New: Black-throated Green Warbler, Blackburnian Warbler, Black-and-white Warbler, Ovenbird

Tue, 03 May

The highlight of this morning's walk was a male Hooded Warbler. It was along the north side of the trail about halfway between the Triangle and the dam. It wasn't singing, but its loud chipping caught our attention and then it posed at length for the whole group. Overall migrant numbers were low.

New: Great-crested Flycatcher, Blue-winged Warbler, Hooded Warbler, Scarlet Tanager Chris Edwards, Mark Madsen

Wed, 04 May

New: Yellow-throated Vireo, Blue-headed Vireo, Carolina Wren, Northern Waterthrush, Golden-winged Warbler, American Redstart, Northern Parula, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Palm Warbler

Other first: Sharp-shinned Hawk, Bald Eagle, Swamp Sparrow

Jason Paulios

Thur, 05 May

The most interesting bird on this morning's Hickory Hill Park Warbler Walk was a Blue-winged x Golden-winged Warbler hybrid. It looked similar to the bird shown on page 281 of this article: https://www.aba.org/birding/v37n3p278.pdf. It will be interesting to look at the photographs taken by Mark Brown and Dan Rose.

The most numerous migrants in the park today were Yellow-rumped Warbler, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, and White-throated Sparrow.
Others included:
Broad-winged Hawk, Blue-headed Vireo, Wood Thrush, Black-and-white Warbler, Orange-crowned Warbler, Nashville Warbler, American Redstart, Northern Parula, Palm Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler, Scarlet Tanager

New: Orange-crowned Warbler, Brown Thrasher
Chris Edwards

Fri, 06 May
New: Red-eyed Vireo, Veery, Tennessee Warbler
Mark Brown
Mon, 09 May

We had a number of good birds even though the number of warbler species was down.There were many thrushes: Gray-cheeked Thrush, Swainson's Thrush, Veery, Wood Thrush.
A possible Hermit Thrush seen by Brandon Caswell

New: Connecticut Warbler, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Summer Tanager, Lincoln's Sparrow, Magnolia Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Swainson's Thrush, Gray-cheeked Thrush, Hermit Thrush

Mark Madsen

Tue, 10 May Sixteen warbler species were found on this morning's Hickory Hill Park Warbler Walk. Most abundant were Ovenbirds which seemed to be singing from all sides. The non-warbler highlight was a Summer Tanager.

New: Great Egret, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Least Flycatcher, Eastern Kingbird, Blackpoll Warbler, White-crowned Sparrow, Indigo Bunting
New but after the walk: Black-billed Cuckoo, Wilson's Warbler, Orchard Oriole
Chris Edwards
Wed, 11 May New: Marsh Wren, Kentucky Warbler (heard only) Jason Paulios
Spotted Towhee i
n the south canyon at noon by James McCoy
Thu, 12 May New: Mourning Warbler  Chris Edwards, Mark Madsen, Mark Brown
Fri, 13 May 16 warbler species. New: Northern Harrier, Great Blue Heron
Chris Edwards, Mark Madsen, Mark Brown
Mon, 16 May 18 warbler species, 6 vireo species. New: Canada Wabler, Philadelphia Vireo, Bay-breasted Warbler, Belted Kingfisher. Red-headed Woodpecker, Eastern Wood-Pewee, Song Sparrow        
Mark Madsen, Chris Edwards
Tue, 17 May 13 Warbler species. New: Chimney Swift   Chris Edwards, Mark Madsen
Wed, 18 May 7 Warbler species. New: Cedar Waxwing Jason Paulios, Mark Madsen
Thu, 19 May 12 warbler species.    Chris Edwards
Fri, 20 May 9 Warbler species.  New: Sedge Wren  Chris Edwards, Mark Madsen
Mon, 23 May 7 Warbler species.  Mark Madsen
Tue, 24 May 7 Warbler species. New: Alder Flycatcher   Chris Edwards
Wed, 25 May 4 Warbler species. New: Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Jason Paulios, Mark Madsen, Chris Edwards
Warbler seen most days: American Redstart, seen 16 of 20 days



See birds of Hickory Hill Park

May 2016
Hickory Hill Warbler Walks

Selected Species Seen by Date
X = seen on the warbler walk
A = also seen but not on the warbler walk

H = heard only

Day of week
Days
Th F
M T W Th F M T W Th F M T W Th F M T W
Species / Date
Seen
28 29 2 3 4 5 6 9 10 11 12 13 16 17 18 19 20 23 24 25
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
5
                X               X X X X
Black-billed Cuckoo
1
                A                      
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
7
                X   X X X     X X   X  
Eastern Phoebe
17
  X X   X X X X X   X X X X X X X X X X
Eastern Wood-Pewee
8
                        X X X X X X X X
Least Flycatcher
4
                X     X X         X    
Alder Flycatcher
1
                                    X  
Acadian Flycatcher
-
                                       
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
1
                                    X  
Olive-sided Flycatcher
2
              X   A                    
Great Crested Flycatcher
15
      X X   X X X X X X   X X X X X X X
Eastern Kingbird
3
                X       X       X      
Blue-headed (Solitary) Vireo
9
        X X   X X X X X X     X        
Yellow-throated Vireo
12
        X     X X X X X X X X X X   X  
Warbling Vireo
3
  X                   X X              
Philadelphia Vireo
1
                        X              
Red-eyed Vireo
13
            X X X X X X X X   X X X X X
White-eyed Vireo
1
                              X        
Carolina Wren
5
        X X     X               X   X  
House Wren
20
X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Winter Wren
-
                                       
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
12
X X X X X X X X X   X X X              
Golden-crowned Kinglet
-
                                       
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
15
X X X X X X X X X X   X X   X X       X
Eastern Bluebird
13
  X X   X X X       X X X X     X X X X
Veery
7
            X X X   X   X     X X      
Hermit Thrush
1
              X                        
Gray-cheeked Thrush
5
              X X   X   X     X        
Swainson's Thrush
5
              X X       X     X     X  
Wood Thrush
18
  X X X X X   X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Gray Catbird
18
  X   X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Brown Thrasher
3
          X         X           X      
Cedar Waxwing
3
                          X X       X
Blue-winged Warbler
4
      X X       X   X                  
Golden-winged Warbler
8
        X     X X X X X X X            
Tennessee Warbler
11
            X X X X X X X X X X X      
Orange-crowned Warbler
3
          X     A     X                
Nashville Warbler
15
X X   X X X X X X X X X X X X X        
Northern Parula
10
        X X X X X X X X X     X        
Yellow Warbler
5
                X   X   X X     X      
Chestnut-sided Warbler
13
        X     X X X X X X X X X X X X  
Magnolia Warbler
10
              X X X X X X X   X X X    
Cape May Warbler
-
                                       
Yellow-rumped Warbler
9
X X X   X X X X X       X              
Black-throated Green Warbler
8
    X   X X X   X       X X X          
Yellow-throated Warbler
-
                                       
Palm Warbler
5
        X X X     X   X                
Blackburnian Warbler
8
    X           X X X X X X     X      
Bay-breasted Warbler
2
                        X     X        
Blackpoll Warbler
7
                X       X X   X   X X X
Cerulean Warbler
-
                                       
Black-and-white Warbler
13
    X   X X X X X X X X X X   X X      
American Redstart
16
        X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Ovenbird
10
    X   X     X X X X X X X   X        
Northern Waterthrush
5
        X       X X X X                
LA Waterthrush
-
                                       
Hooded Warbler
1
      X                                
Mourning Warbler
5
                    X X       X   X X  
Common Yellowthroat
13
              X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Wilson's Warbler
6
                A   X X X   X   X      
Canada Warbler
4
                        X         X X X
Kentucky Warbler
1
                  H                    
Connecticut Warbler
3
              X   A                 X  
Worm-eating Warbler
-
                                       
Scarlet Tanager
16
      X X X X X X X X X X X   X X X X X
Summer Tanager
11
              X X X X X X X X X     H X
Eastern (Rufous-sided) Towhee
7
X X     X X     X             X X      
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
19
X X X X X   X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Indigo Bunting
12
                X X X X X X X X X X X X
Bobolink
-
                                       
Baltimore Oriole
16
  X     X   X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Orchard Oriole
3
                A     X         X      
Species / Date

Days
Seen

28 29 2 3 4 5 6 9 10 11 12 13 16 17 18 19 20 23 24 25

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